Gay Discharges Diminished

I just think the headline is funny…on top of that, isn’t it funny that when it gets harder to recruit new soldiers, suddenly the government steps off its discriminatory high horse. The policy now would seem to be “Go ahead and tell, we won’t hear you.”

Military Reduces Gay Discharges
A gay soldier, Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, says he disclosed his sexuality to his superiors, even offering graphic proof, and was neither discharged nor reprimanded. “I was told to go back to work. There was no evidence of homosexuality,” says Manzella. “‘You’re not gay,'” he says his superiors told him. Discharges of gay soldiers have dropped dramatically since the Afghan and Iraq wars began, from 1,200 a year in 2001 to barely 600 now. With the military struggling to recruit and retain soldiers, gay soldiers claim that commanders are reluctant to discharge critical personnel in the middle of a war.